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Top US career diplomat to retire after year under Trump

Feb 02, 2018 - 12:04 AM

Thomas Shannon will retire as undersecretary of state for political affairs, after 35 years in which he served as an ambassador, an acting assistant secretary of state and, for two weeks last year, acting secretary of state

THOMAS SHANNON. In this file photo taken on November 6, 2017 Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas Shannon attends a joint press conference with Sri Lanka's foreign secretary in Colombo as part of a one-day visit to Sri Lanka. File photo by Ishara S. Kodikara/AFP

At climate talks, it's America alone more than America first

Oct 30, 2017 - 2:38 PM

Facing 195 other countries who have chosen a different path, the task of US negotiators at upcoming climate talks in Bonn is unenviable

LEAD NEGOTIATOR. In this file photo, US Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon speaks during a ceremony at the State Department June 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Venezuela rivals seek to ease political crisis

Nov 01, 2016 - 3:57 PM

Opponents of socialist President Nicolas Maduro remain wary while the opposition itself is divided over the strategy with some groups refusing to sit down with the government

General view of the meeting between Venezuela's government and opposition leaders for Vatican-backed talks, in a bid to settle the country's deepening political crisis, in Caracas on October 30, 2016. Ronald Schemidt/AFP